My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story. -John Mayer
He has always been my guiding lights since back then and hearing those words came from him just made my tendency of getting a tattoo even broader. And so I did.
It took me a long time to find the perfect words to get tattooed, but I've finally found it. It says;
"I've loved the stars too fondly
to be fearful of the night"
I got it from one of the poems of Sarah Williams. It basically means that she is afraid of the darkness of night, but as she fondly gazed upon the universe including the stars in the night sky, she eventually determined the dark night to be negligible.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't get a tattoo in order to look cool. No. It's just so wrong to say that. I got it because I need a reminder for myself. Something to remind me that if you truly love something true enough, nothing can keep you from it and you'll be able to overcome your fears in order to achieve whatever it is, which is exactly what the quote says. That your love for whatever it is you want to do in life will not be over powered by the fear of the unknown. And I really need something like this, something that tells me to shoot for my dreams and don't worry about things that could go awry. Your love for what you want is stronger than your fear of failing.
So if you love something or someone, go for it.
Does it hurt?
It does. But it doesn't hurt as bad as I thought it would be. Hearing the machine made my want to back away but as soon as the needle goes into your skin, that's it. You'll know the feeling of the pain. Believe it or not, and not to sound conceited, I wasn't in pain.. I was just laughing by the joke the tattoo artist made. And I was just being quiet because I was bored, lol.
Why did you get it in the inner bicep?
Well to be honest I don't really want my tattoo to be exposed. I just need it to be visible for me and easy to read every single day for me to be reminded. It looks nice there, though.